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Lots of Crashes with 27.2

Advocate ,
Jan 21, 2023 Jan 21, 2023

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I'm having serious problems with Illustrator 27.2. The application is very unstable. I can't work for more than a few minutes before the application window just disappears. I'm not trying to do anything too demanding either. This evening I've been trying to start a new document, place a TIFF image, lock it down on a layer and then trace new paths over it. I can hardly get anywhere before the application crashes.

I'm running Illustrator 27.2 on a Alienware X17 R1 with Win 10 Pro. The video card drivers are up to date (NVidia RTX 3070). I've even updated the system BIOS. The crashes are still happening.

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Jan 22, 2023 Jan 22, 2023

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I suppose you already did the default stuff like resetting the preferences?

The video driver is not a gaming driver?

Color management is set up correctly - (it happened in the past that it was set to Emulate Illustrator 6 after updating)

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Advocate ,
Jan 22, 2023 Jan 22, 2023

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I tried resetting preferences and all the other usual stuff. It just seems this 27.2 build is just not any good at all on my computer system. If a "27.2.1" release isn't coming soon I think I'll be forced to completely uninstall this version of Illustrator and revert to an earlier version.

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Advocate ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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I tried switching back and forth between NVidia's latest "studio" and "gaming" drivers for the mobile RTX 3070 graphics accelerator. It doesn't appear to make any difference. The Illustrator 27.2 application window goes "poof" (disappears) after only a few mintues. The crashes even happen with a blank page and only a couple of type objects.

Illustrator 27.2 runs a bit better on my work desktop PC (a Dell XPS 8940); it has hardware fairly similar to my Alienware X17 (RTX 3070, 64GB of RAM, 11th Gen Core i7 CPU, 1TB NVMe SSD). The crashes don't happen quite as often.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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Hello @Bobby Henderson@tikyta,

 

We are sorry to hear about the crash. Would you mind installing an older version of Illustrator (https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/downloaded-older-app.html) and checking if it helps? Also, kindly share the crash report by following the steps shared in this help article (https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/crash-next-steps.html). While submitting the report, kindly use the same email account used here in the community so we can locate it quickly.

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks,

Anubhav

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Advocate ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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One thing I can mention is I have the 27.3 beta installed on my Alienware X17. I'm not seeing the crashes while using that build of Illustrator.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 22, 2023 Jan 22, 2023

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Hi

 

Sorry to hear your having touble 

Please follow solutions in this help article that provides simple and popular troubleshooting steps for these issues.

 

If the solutions in the article do not help, we suggest trying a couple of other solutions described below. If you are not comfortable performing these yourself or need expert assistance, contact us using this link for our technical experts to assist you.

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Participant ,
Jan 22, 2023 Jan 22, 2023

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Hey! @Simmer1 @Monika Gause 

Same issue here.. I can´t work with illustrator now, it is impossible.

This problem came with the last two updates and with the 27.2 version it is worst.

I already tried this steps to solved  https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/fix-crash-on-launch-issues.html and doesn´t work.

 

Please we need a solution ASAP.
I have to work in a project.

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Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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I will add a clue. After every crash my settings preferences was reseted.

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Participant ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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Hi @Bobby Henderson  do you found some solution?

I´m completely desperate. Today support acceded remotely to my computer and they can´t solved the issue.

It is impossible work for more than 10 minutes.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Advocate ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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I don't have a solution related to the general release 27.2 build. You can try running the 27.3 beta or install an earlier version of Illustrator. I don't understand why the 27.2 build runs so badly on my notebook PC. I have somewhat similar hardware installed in my worksplace Dell XPS desktop PC. The application doens't seem to crash so often (and so quickly) on that system. Illustrator 27.2 won't run for more than a few minutes on my Alienware notebook before the application window disappears.

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Participant ,
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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yes, I tried to found the prerelease version but is not available yet in adobeprerelease.com.

I found in another thread with this same issue that some users facing this issue when using his wacom. So I rollback the driver of my wacom to a previous version and for now is working fine. But I´m still testing.

I readed that someone contact with wacom support and they said that is an Adobe Issue.

 

I don´t know if this is your case. Are you using wacom too?

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Advocate ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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In the Adobe Creative Cloud application you should see "Beta Apps" listed in the left column directly above the "Prerelease" category. Ten different Beta applications are available to download/install and test drive.

Regarding Wacom tablets, I do have an Intuous M connected to my notebook. It works alright. However I can't use any pressure sensitive functions with it -all thanks to the scourge of Windows Ink. I have to enable Windows Ink for the tablet to have any pressure sensitivity. But then that introduces a lot of rage-fueling nonsense via the Windows Ink "workspace." If I use the pen to click into any text object or text entry field a stupid handwriting text entry pop up jumps in the way (despite my notebook having a physical keyboard that can type text far faster than handwriting). Animated zoom in Illustrator gets killed thanks to Windows Ink shortcut that overrride it. If I want any pressure sensitive input with graphics creation I have to use my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to do that.

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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@Bobby Hendersonyou save me... looks that the driver wacom rollback fix the issue. More than 24hs using Illustrator and doesn´t close anymore.

About windows ink, yes I had to disable too, otherwise it is impossible work with wacom 😒

Thanks again!!!

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